Ray Blackwell, M.D., is chief of Cardiac Surgery at ChristianaCare's Center for Heart & Vascular Health and is also the W. Samuel Carpenter, III, Distinguished Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery.
Since joining ChristianaCare in 1996, Dr. Blackwell has been recognized among the top cardiac physicians in our region, and has helped guide the Cardiac Surgery program to deliver greater quality and value. In 2011, he became the surgical director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program and led the initiative to establish Christiana Care’s Ventricular Assist Device program.
Dr. Blackwell leads a team of highly skilled and experienced heart surgeons who perform more than 700 heart surgeries each year. He also is a clinical assistant professor of Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Blackwell has held numerous leadership board positions for organizations including the Delaware Medical Education Foundation, Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, the New Castle County and Great Rivers Affiliate Boards of Directors for the American Heart Association. He also serves as a Trustee of Christiana Care Health System and is chair of Christiana Care’s Blood Pressure Ambassador Advisory Committee.
ChristianaCare Cardiac Surgery
4755 Ogletown Stanton Road, Suite 1E50
Newark, DE 19718
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